Press Releases

February 11, 2013

Kaine Visits Fort Belvoir to Discuss Budget Crisis, Sequester

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, traveled to Fort Belvoir today to visit the hospital, participate in a roundtable with wounded warriors, and tour the base. "The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is a great example of the care our returning warriors deserve," said Kaine. "I was honored to meet with wounded warriors and members of their families today to discuss their concerns and to ask for their advice as I take on this new role. These … Continue Reading


February 07, 2013

Statements of U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) issued the following statements upon today's nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: "I applaud the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," Sen. Warner said. "Marilyn is the real deal: she began her career as a nurse and rose to become CEO of a leading healthcare company. Today she serves at the highest … Continue Reading


February 07, 2013

Kaine Questions Panetta on Sequestration, Delayed USS Truman Deployment at Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the devastating effects sequestration is already having in Virginia. In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Kaine voiced his agreement with Panetta that the greatest threat to our national security today is budget uncertainty. During his testimony, Panetta noted that budget uncertainty, "could prompt the greatest national … Continue Reading


February 06, 2013

Kaine Statement on Delayed Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman from Norfolk

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following the announcement by the Secretary of Defense today that the USS Harry S. Truman will not be deployed from Norfolk, Va. this week for CENTCOM: "Today's decision regarding the Norfolk-based USS Harry S. Truman is the clearest sign yet that continued budget uncertainty will have a direct and dangerous impact on our national security and military readiness - not to … Continue Reading


February 05, 2013

Kaine Statement on President Obama's Call to Avert Sequester Cuts

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on President Barack Obama's call to avert the March 1 sequester cuts with a balanced package of spending cuts and revenue: "I agree with President Obama - the sequester was never intended to take effect, and it doesn't have to. I strongly believe the budget should drive decisions about spending and revenue, rather than self-imposed crises. I look forward to working with my colleagues to find a balanced solution to … Continue Reading


February 04, 2013

In Arlington, Kaine Meets With Defense Contractors On Sequester Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with more than two dozen defense contractors in Northern Virginia to discuss the possible impact of sequester cuts on the defense industry and on Northern Virginia's economy, as well as ongoing uncertainty over the current year's appropriations. During the roundtable, Kaine listened to the ideas and concerns of industry leaders and renewed his commitment to averting drastic across-the-board … Continue Reading


February 01, 2013

In Hagel Confirmation Hearing, Sen. Kaine Addresses Sequestration Effects on VA, Military Community

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Senator Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing on important issues affecting the nation's security, Virginia's economy, and the success of service members once they leave active duty. Hagel was introduced by former Senator and long-time member of the Armed Services Committee, John Warner. During his opening comments, Kaine said Warner, a former Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from … Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

Kaine Statement on Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the immigration reform proposals announced this week. "I am heartened by the bipartisan approach to immigration reform that's been forged by my colleagues in the Senate. I am also encouraged by the President's remarks today. I believe immigration is fundamentally a question of talent. Any attempt to improve our immigration system should strive to attract and retain the most talented people in the world who … Continue Reading


January 25, 2013

Senator Kaine Participates in Roundtable with Vice President Biden to Discuss Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today joined Vice President Joe Biden, Representative Bobby Scott, mental health experts, and law enforcement officials from Virginia for a roundtable discussion to highlight strategies to reduce gun violence. The event at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond acted as a forum for Kaine and others to outline measures that were taken after the Virginia Tech tragedy to curb incidences of gun violence and mass shootings. In remarks following … Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

Senator Kaine Casts First Vote in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement following his first vote as a senator. Kaine voted in favor of the compromise reached to reform the filibuster: "I was honored tonight to cast my first vote as the Commonwealth's newest U.S. Senator and I'm pleased it comes in favor of a measure to reduce some of the gridlock that has frustrated all Virginians. The Senate has been in desperate need of filibuster reform and today's compromise will make it more difficult … Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

Sen. Kaine Announces Support for Sen. Kerry Following Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today participated in the confirmation hearing of Secretary of State nominee Senator John Kerry, his second hearing with the Foreign Relations Committee. Following the hearing, Kaine announced his support for Kerry's nomination based on his strong qualifications and distinguished record. "I look forward to casting my vote for Senator Kerry to be our next Secretary of State," Kaine said following the hearing. "His decades of service in the Senate and … Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

Senator Kaine Applauds Decision to Lift Ban on Women in Combat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine issued the following statement today regarding expected action by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to overturn the 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to ground combat units: "I support the recommendation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to allow women to fully serve to the best of their abilities in the military. Despite the 1994 executive prohibition, women have been serving in combat zones and facing personal risk for some time. Some have … Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

Senator Kaine Participates in First Committee Hearing, Questions Secretary Clinton on Benghazi Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in his first hearing as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, questioning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her testimony on the tragic attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, that cost four American lives. In his opening statement, Kaine praised Clinton for her extraordinary service to the nation and the world. "I think the country is at its strongest when we balance military strength with diplomatic strength, … Continue Reading


January 22, 2013

Joint Statement by U.S. Sens. Warner and Kaine on Virginia Senate Action on Redistricting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following joint statement today on the surprise action by the Virginia Senate to push through a redrawn district map: "On a day when Americans celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and inaugurated Barack Obama as President, Virginia Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of civil rights leader Sen. Henry Marsh to push through a hyper-partisan change to Virginia's already gerrymandered legislative … Continue Reading


January 16, 2013

Kaine Statement on Meeting with Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who will serve on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after meeting with President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry. "I had a good discussion with Senator Kerry today. There are few better equipped to serve as the nation's top diplomat and leader on U.S foreign policy than John Kerry. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I look forward to participating in the next phase of … Continue Reading


January 16, 2013

Kaine Statement on White House Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today in response to the package of measures proposed by the White House to address gun violence: "I applaud President Obama and Vice President Biden for putting forward a well-considered and comprehensive package of proposals to curb gun violence. Thanks to their prompt efforts, we now have concrete ideas on the table for debate. "I've long advocated universal background checks, including closing the gun show … Continue Reading


January 15, 2013

Kaine Statement on Meeting with Secretary of Defense Nominee Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after meeting with President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of Defense, Senator Chuck Hagel. "Senator Hagel and I had a positive and productive discussion. He performed exemplary service in combat and his subsequent public service career has been marked by an unwavering commitment to our troops, veterans and military families. As a member of the Armed Services … Continue Reading


January 14, 2013

Kaine Kicks off Listening Tour with Economic Development Discussions in Southside

Richmond, VA - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today held events in Southside Virginia, his first since being sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate. Kaine made stops in Danville and Martinsville to highlight economic success stories in the region and discuss steps to promote additional growth and hiring by improving workforce training, increasing access to capital, and reducing regulations. In Danville, Kaine toured Essel Propack, a specialty packaging company that's invested more than $10 million … Continue Reading


January 10, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Effort to Bring FBI to Virginia

Arlington, Va. - Today Northern Virginia Representatives Jim Moran, Frank Wolf, Gerry Connolly, and Rob Wittman and Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on efforts to relocate the FBI Headquarters to Northern Virginia. The lawmakers convene a stakeholders' meeting with local and state officials to coordinate the region's work to bring the FBI to Virginia. "As the GSA begins the process of finding a new location for the FBI Headquarters, we are committed to … Continue Reading


January 10, 2013

Kaine Calls for Comprehensive Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. - As Vice President Biden continues his meetings with stakeholders this week in an effort to develop a new set of policies to reduce gun violence, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today expressed his support for a specific and comprehensive set of proposals. "No one can deny that gun violence is a serious problem in this country," said Senator Kaine. "As Mayor of Richmond and Governor of Virginia, I learned through painful experience that there are specific, concrete steps to … Continue Reading

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